Monthly Archives: September 2014

Special T&I Panel Releases Report on Public-Private Partnerships

Last week the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) released its final report and recommendations on how to balance the needs of the public and private sector when using P3s to finance infrastructure projects. The Panel was … Continue reading

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Water Main Breaks, Leaky Pipes Wreaking Havoc in Cities Across the U.S.

Aging water infrastructure is a growing problem in cities all over the country. In Tampa, water main breaks and leaky pipes have created huge problems in recent months. The city averages eight pipeline breaks per day, according to local officials. … Continue reading

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Raw Sewage in the Potomac River Causes Cancellation of Nation’s Triathlon Swim Portion

Athletes gearing up for the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, D.C. last weekend were disappointed to learn that the swim portion of their race had been cancelled as a result of a sewage spill into the Potomac River just north of … Continue reading

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Detroit Under Water

Detroit is under water. While the city navigates potential bankruptcy, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department is owed $89 million in delinquent bills, including more than $43 million from an estimated 80,000 residential accounts. As of March 6, according to … Continue reading

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